Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Gets a UK Release Date

What’s so great about Danny Boyle is how vastly different all of his films are. Sure, there might be thematic or stylistic threads throughout, but if asked to compare Trainspotting to The Beach or 127 Hours to Slumdog Millionaire, one might come up short. Regardless, his films are always a narratively exciting ride and visually rich—thanks in large part to the brilliant Anthony Dod Mantle’s cinematography. And it seems his latest feature, Trance, is sure to be no exception. The film has been in production and post for quite some time, but now, according to Pathe, a UK release date has been set for March 27, 2013. Fox Searchlight will be taking the helm as the US distributors but as of now it’s still unclear exactly as to when the film will land stateside. 

The synopsis of the film goes as follows: 

TRANCE, directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and co-written by Oscar®-nominated long term collaborator John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) is a seductive and enigmatic thriller starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.

Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.

In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly – and perhaps shrewdly – to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork.

Unable to coerce the painting’s location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon’s jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

Although it may be a while until we get a glimpse of the film for ourselves, you can enjoy some photos from on set.

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